Thrills and Spills in the North Country

This program will take you back to the times when winter sports blossomed throughout the Northeastern United States, to Stowe and North Conway, Woodstock, and Lake Placid. It includes scenes of ski-joring behind horses, cars and airplanes, ski races up main streets and all those places where people enjoy winter. Revisit small neighborhood ski and sledding hills, the downhill skiing boom of the sixties, the lure of cross-country touring in the seventies, the rediscovery of the telemark turn, the birth of snowboarding, and the roots of the extreme skiing movement. The production is built around interviews with over 20 notables, including Brad Washburn, Clarita Heath Bright, Warren Chivers, Bobo Sheen, Brooks Dodge, Tom Corcoran, Mickey Cochran, Sherman and Petie Howe, Donna Weinbrecht, and Jake Burton.A look at the history of winter sport in the Northeast, including local businesses that have grown out of it, the skiing, skating and sledding champions that hail from this region and the ghosts of forgotten resorts and sports venues.

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